Nicolas Lodeiro - Seattle Sounders - MLS Fantasy


ReidMichael, and Blayne get together to review the most important fantasy takeaways from Round 21 and preview Round 22. They also take live questions throughout the show from from listeners.
Columbus are strong contenders for most surprising result of Week 21 in the first segment, but face competition from Montreal and Vancouver. The second half of the show focuses on player picks, especially defenders and forwards which seem particularly difficult this week as there are many 50-50 match-ups.



There’s no rest for the weary after the MLS All-Star break, as a full Week 22 is ahead of us with all 24 teams back in action over the weekend. With no double game week players to target for the second week in a row, let’s take a closer look at the top players at each position that could help your team make some moves up the rankings.


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Goalkeepers

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Brad Guzan. | USA Today Sports Images


Brad Guzan was roughed up by LAFC in Week 21, but he’s back at Mercedez-Benz Stadium where he’s kept a clean sheet in seven of his last nine home appearances. To top it all off he’s up against an LA Galaxy side that’s been shut out in each of their last two road outings and will be without star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and young phenom Efrain Alvarez.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1 
Brad Guzan
ATL
vs. LA
$6.3
2 
Daniel Vega
SJ
vs. CLB
$5.8
3 
Przemyslaw Tyton
CIN
vs. VAN
$4.7
4 
Luis Robles
RBNY
vs. TOR
$6.1
5 
Brian Rowe
ORL
vs. DAL
$6.4
6 
Vito Mannone
MIN
vs. POR
$7.0
7
Bill Hamid
DC
vs. PHI
$6.6
8
Tyler Deric
HOU
vs. CHI
$4.7
9
Nick Rimando
RSL
vs. NYC
$7.5
10
Stefan Frei
SEA
vs. SKC
$6.7

Defenders

Romain Metanire continues to produce fantasy points, and despite the tough matchup against an in-form Portland Timbers side, he’s back at home this week where he’s averaging over 10 points per game across his last four at home.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Romain Metanire
MIN
vs. POR
$7.5
2
Leonardo Jara
DC
vs. PHI
$7.6
3
Miles Robinson
ATL
vs. LA
$7.2
4
Florian Jungwirth
SJ
vs. CLB
$7.0
5
Franco Escobar
ATL
vs. LA
$6.1
6
Michael Murillo
RBNY
vs. TOR
$6.1
7
Ronald Matarrita
NYC
at RSL
$6.1
8
Tommy Thompson
SJ
vs. CLB
$7.1
9
Aaron Herrera
RSL
vs. NYC
$7.1
10
Kim Kee-hee
SEA
vs. SKC
$6.6
11
Ike Opara
MIN
vs. POR
$8.7
12
Ali Adnan
VAN
at CIN
$5.4
13
Frederic Brillant
DC
vs. PHI
$7.0
14
Nick Lima
SJ
vs. CLB
$5.5
15
Michael Parkhurst
ATL
vs. LA
$4.8
16
Steve Birnbaum
DC
vs. PHI
$6.4
17
Kendall Waston
CIN
vs. VAN
$5.2
18
Lamine Sane
ORL
vs. DAL
$7.7
19
Anton Tinnerholm
NYC
at RSL
$7.6
20
Roman Torres
SEA
vs. SKC
$5.5

Midfielders

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Nicolas Lodeiro. | USA Today Sports Images


Nicolas Lodeiro is in prime position for a bounce back after last week’s dud in Houston. Look for the Uruguayan national team attacker to cause problems for a Sporting Kansas City side that has shown some weaknesses at the back recently.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Nicolas Lodeiro
SEA
vs. SKC
$12.4
2
Carles Gil
NE
vs. LAFC
$12.3
3
Vako
SJ
vs. CLB
$8.7
4
Alejandro Pozuelo
TOR
at RBNY
$11.7
5
Diego Valeri
POR
at MIN
$12.2
6
Cristian Espinoza
SJ
vs. CLB
$9.4
7
Nani
ORL
vs. DAL
$9.0
8
Julian Gressel
ATL
vs. LA
$9.1
9
Magnus Eriksson
SJ
vs. CLB
$9.7
10
Pity Martinez
ATL
vs. LA
$9.4
11
Daniel Royer
RBNY
vs. TOR
$9.2
12
Ignacio Piatti
MTL
at COL
$10.0
13
Eduard Atuesta
LAFC
at NE
$11.4
14
Marco Fabian
PHI
at DC
$8.9
15
Pedro Santos
CLB
at SJ
$8.6
16
Kaku
RBNY
vs. TOR
$8.4
17
Emmanuel Ledesma
CIN
vs. VAN
$8.4
18
Luciano Acosta
DC
vs. PHI
$8.4
19
Jan Gregus
MIN
vs. POR
$9.6
20
Johnny Russell
SKC
at SEA
$8.2
21
Sebastian Blanco
POR
at MIN
$10.7
22
Felipe Gutierrez
SKC
at SEA
$10.4
23
Saphir Taider
MTL
at COL
$9.7
24
Yordy Reyna
VAN
at CIN
$7.6
25
Albert Rusnak
RSL
vs. NYC
$9.7
26
Jonathan dos Santos
LA
at ATL
$9.5
27
Mark-Anthony Kaye
LAFC
at NE
$10.0
28
Cristian Penilla
NE
vs. LAFC
$8.9
29
Ezequiel Barco
ATL
vs. LA
$9.0
30
Lassi Lappalainen
MTL
at COL
$7.5

Forwards

Going on the road to face a New England Revolution side that is unbeaten in 11 straight would typically be a spot to avoid for fantasy purposes, but Carlos Vela is simply on another level this season and it would be no surprise to see him add to his 22-goal, 13-assist haul this week.

Rank
Player
Team
Opponent
Price
1
Carlos Vela
LAFC
at NE
$13.0
2
Josef Martinez
ATL
vs. LA
$12.9
3
Wayne Rooney
DC
vs. PHI
$10.8
4
Gustavo Bou
NE
vs. LAFC
$10.3
5
Brian Fernandez
POR
at MIN
$11.1
6
Darwin Quintero
MIN
vs. POR
$9.5
7
Alberth Elis
HOU
vs. CHI
$10.2
8
Mauro Manotas
HOU
vs. CHI
$8.8
9
Heber
NYC
at RSL
$9.9
10
Jozy Altidore
TOR
at RBNY
$10.6
11
Diego Rossi
LAFC
at NE
$10.4
12
Jordan Morris
SEA
vs. SKC
$8.9
13
Adama Diomande
LAFC
at NE
$9.5
14
Alexandru Mitrita
NYC
at RSL
$8.1
15
Chris Wondolowski
SJ
vs. CLB
$7.4
16
Kei Kamara
COL
vs. MTL
$7.4
17
Brian White
RBNY
vs. TOR
$7.7
18
Fredy Montero
VAN
at CIN
$7.5
19
Gyasi Zardes
CLB
at SJ
$8.7
20
Diego Rubio
COL
vs. MTL
$8.3